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Efforts to control locust swarms

China is planning to send ducks to Pakistan to help deal with the onslaught of locust swarms. The infestation is reported to be the worst in 25 years. How is China planning to control locust infestation in Pakistan? China is planning to send 100,000 ducks to Pakistan to help with the locust infestation. These ducks ..

China’s Spring Festival marks the year of Rat

The Chinese New Year, which is popularly known as the Spring Festival in China recently fell on January 25, 2020. The festival falls on the beginning of Spring and the date of the festival is determined by the Lunar calendar. As per the Chinese astrology, this year marks the year of Rat. The celebrations of the new ..

India & China Jointly ranked 80th in the Corruption Perception Index

India has been ranked at the 80th rank among 180 countries and territories in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), which is prepared by the non-profit organization Transparency International. India was ranked at the 78th place in the previous year’s ranking. The Corruption Perception Index was recently released during the Annual Meeting of the World Economic ..

India ranked 51st in Democracy Index by EIU

London based the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released 2019 Democracy Index’s global ranking in which as per the report, India slipped 10 ranks to be placed in 51, this year. The overall score of India also came down to 6.90 from the earlier score of 7.23, the downtrend has been cited due to erosion ..

India improves to 72nd in Global Talent Competitiveness Index

In the recently released 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index, India has scaled up to eight places from the previous edition ranking to the 72nd rank. The list was topped by Switzerland, which emerged as the most talent-competitive nation of the world. The second rank was held by the United States followed by Singapore, Sweden, and ..

India wants to move TMT Project to a Different Site

The Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT) will become one of the world’s largest general-purpose observatories, once it is constructed. The proposed site for its location is over the Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii islands, which is a sacred place for the island’s locals. Several protests are being witnessed demanding to shift the construction of the observatory to ..

PwC releases its 23rd Annual Survey of CEOs

The leading international, London based consultancy firm PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) International Limited released the results of its annual survey of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) across the world on Monday, 20th January 2020. The firm surveyed more than 1,580 CEOs in 83 countries about global economic prospects. As per the survey, the United States has the highest ..

Social Mobility Index launched by WEF

The Cologny-Geneva-based non-profit organization, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has released a new index named Social Mobility Index on Monday 20th January 2020 that as per the organization will provide a much-needed assessment of social mobility worldwide. India was ranked 76 out of 82 countries in the ranking. The index assessed the countries across five ..